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  1. #1
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    Jun 2008

    Exclamation 72 Hour Notice to Vacate/Squatter Rights?

    What is the name of your state? Oregon

    My daughter has been living in a room of a church in downtown Portland for 6 months. In exchange, she had developed the church's website, and helped with administrative items. The church is not zoned as a residence, the water is not drinkable, and does not having bathing facilities. However, she has worked around these issues. Yesterday, the pastor told her she has 72 hours to move out. She is one of four who live in the building, and all have been given 72 hours to leave.
    She doesn't mind moving, but requires more than 72 hours to do it. Does she have any legal rights at all?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    It depends on the reason she is being asked to leave. If she violated some portion of her agreement with the church, then they may be able to kick her out sooner. More importantly, if the city found out about the illegal tenant and has told the church to get her out or pay penalties, then it's beyond their control.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Two things. One the church can argue she has been contracted to perform for specified duties and therefore is not a tenant. The second is that the church may be exempt from the landlord tenant act.

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